The State Government has announced the Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package.
The Getting the Show Back on the Road+ (GTSBOTR+) program, which aims to reduce financial risks associated with running ticketed events during the pandemic, has been further extended to include rescheduled events.
The expansion of the program will allow promoters to recoup the unrecoverable costs of up to 30 per cent of pre-approved box office value (up to a cap of $150,000) when events are rescheduled.
This will enable live events that are not viable under current Level 2 public health measures to be moved to more suitable dates later in the year.
The changes follow discussions between the State Government and the live events industry on how the program could be adjusted to better support the sector.
The announcement has been welcomed by Live Entertainment Western Australia, which has confirmed shows including Midnight Oil; Crowded House; Hoodoo Gurus; Hunters and Collectors with James Reyne; Jimmy Barnes, Mondo Rock, Ian Moss; and Missy Higgins,
Birds of Tokyo, and the Waifs will now all proceed at rescheduled future dates.
Without the expansion of the GTSBOTR+ program, the shows would have been cancelled altogether.
The program end date has also been extended to 30 June 2022.
Getting the Show Back on the Road+
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